By @MichaelCaples –
The Detroit Red Wings have had two shots at the draft lottery.
It’s been pretty rough both times.
A year after they watched three teams move up and push them down to No. 9 overall, the Wings will once again be selecting at a lower spot than they finished in the NHL standings.
With Saturday night’s NHL Draft Lottery results, the Wings move from No. 5 to No. 6.
It will still be the highest draft spot for the Red Wings since they selected Keith Primeau with the third overall pick in 1990.
The Wings had an 8.5-percent chance of moving up to the No. 1 overall pick and a 26.1-percent chance of moving up into the top three.
The Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes are the three teams still waiting to find out their positioning; the final three spots will be announced during the second intermission of the Golden Knights/Sharks game that kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.
Carolina’s the big winner of the 2018 lottery; they moved up from No. 11.
Here are the results from the lottery:
15 – Florida
14 – Philadelphia
13 – Dallas
12 – New York Islanders
11 – New York Islanders
10 – Edmonton
9 – New York Rangers
8 – Chicago
7 – Vancouver
6 – Detroit
5 – Arizona
4 – Ottawa
Stay tuned for more…